My oldest son’s favorite cake has always been Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake! This time I made it with a slight spin from normal and added a coconut lime buttercream frosting.
You know how you will ask someone what they want for their bithday and they’ll say nothing? My son is not one of those people! Especially not with me! 🙂 Every year I’ll ask him what he wants to eat for his birthday and his answer has been the same since he was a toddler! I hardly bother to ask anymore! He always want chicken fried venison tenderloin and “Mom’s” chocolate cake
Full disclosure, it’s not “Mom’s” recipe for Chocolate Cake! It is actually Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake. It has been on the back of the Hersheys Chocolate container for 27 years, at least. So I make at least once a year for my son’s birthday.
This cake is moist, light and fluffy and so very chocolatey all at the same time!
Health Benefits of Chocolate Cake?
As we all know, dark chocolate is now good for us, lol! So you might be surprised of the health benefits of the cocoa powder in this recipe! (I am obviously not serious here!)
If you have been following this blog for any length of time, you will have noticed there are very few cakes, cookies and desserts on here. I generally bake once a year for Christmas holidays (ie; the entire month of December!).
I might make a quick bread occasionally because they are… oh yay… quick. In general I will take salty over sweet any day of the week! If there are chips in the house they do not last long. If there are sweets in the house, I will eat a piece for breakfast. I know, breakfast of champions! With pies being my preferred breakfast treat!
I do like this chocolate cake though. It’s not a heavy cake, like some are. It’s light and airy but has a better texture than store bought. This coconut lime buttercream gives it a deliciously tangy kick that really boosts the flavor to a whole new level.
Trying to find a link for another cake to show you on my website, I realized that I don’t have many! I really should rectify that but here is my Bundt Kuchen that I make for my Dad for Christmas!
Enjoy! And have fun cooking!
This very old recipe for chocolate cake is light and fluffy and oh so very chocolaty!
- 2 c sugar
- 1-3/4 c flour
- 3/4 c cocoa
- 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 c milk I substitute coconut milk
- 1/2 c vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 c boiling water
- 3 c powdered sugar
- 1/2 juice of 1/2 lime to taste
- 1/3 c butter
- 1 tbsp coconut milk 1-2 tbsp.
- sweetened flaked coconut for garnish
- lime zest for garnish
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
Cream butter and sugar together. stir in lime juice and 1 tbsp. coconut milk. Taste. If you like more lime, add more lime juice. Add enough more milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting on cakes. Sprinkle with coconut on top and sides. Grate lime zest on top, if desired.
Recipe from Hershey's
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